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The politics of the power row hot up

A self-styled eminent persons’ group of business lobbyists and local body politicians  yesterday challenged the Government to abandon its hands-off approach to electricity regulation and "pause" power tra…
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The political mind of Bill English

Even though he’s acting Prime Minister, or maybe because he is, Bill English can afford to lean back and exude a quiet confidence that National is on its way to forming a fourth term Government. While ear…
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:  Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith counting votes at the National Party conference.

National angers some its best friends

The Government is offside with the business and manufacturing lobby, traditionally core supporters of a National Government. A move which seems prompted by Housing Minster, Nick Smith, designed to lower the…
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